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Gerard Butler Visits Liberia with Mary's Meals - All the Photos!

Gerard Butler Visits Liberia with Mary's Meals - All the Photos!

Gerard Butler takes some time out of his busy schedule to spend time with just a few of the children supported by the organization Mary’s Meals during a four-day trip to Liberia back in December.

The 44-year-old actor has been a supporter of the charity ever since presenting its founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow with a CNN Hero award back in 2010. The organization feeds 822,142 every day and its central vision is to reach every child with a nutritious daily meal in their place of education.

On his trip, Gerard pitched in with volunteer-cooks to prepare and serve Mary’s Meals and he also bonded with children by taking a class with them, playing soccer, and much more.

“This trip has inspired me to get more involved and hopefully will inspire other people. I wish people could spend one second or one minute that I’ve had here in these schools, with these families, as I do think anyone who has had that experience would get way more involved,” Gerard said about his trip in a statement.

To help support the charity, visit MarysMealsUSA.org!


Gerard Butler Visits Liberia with Mary’s Meals!

115+ pictures inside from Gerard Butler‘s four-day trip to Liberia…

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Credit: Chris Watt; Photos: Copyright © 2013 Marys Meals
Posted to: Gerard Butler

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  • Lord Love a Duck

    Thank you Gerry for all the endorsing you do for Mary’s Meals.

  • Can’tGetEnough

    Lots of good pics here!

  • Keyvani’s Kathryn

    These kids look like some I work with. I wonder if he looks for a woman when he’s on these charity trips, probably more than a few offer their services if you know what I mean. My lug probably likes it too.

  • Lord Love a Duck

    @Can’tGetEnough: Hey CGE, Have never seen JJ post so many. Wonderful!

  • Ventura Highway

    He’s still here in Cali babies……………………………………….

  • Janet

    This is old news. Why is JJ posting this story instead of the Point Break remake news? Is it because Gerry’s possible casting is getting 99% negative feedback?

  • Bonnie UK

    I guess Alan or Gerry contacted JJ with all these pics even though they’re already everywhere else. Oh well. Nothing else going on with him lately.

  • Can’tGetEnough

    @Lord Love a Duck: I know Ducky, quite a lot here and great photos too!

  • Bonnie UK

    I guess Alan or Gerry contacted JJ with all these pics even though they’re already everywhere else and most have seen them. I guess he hasn’t much of anything else going on lately but going for coffee until he starts filming whatever whenever.

  • jane

    Dude, don’t wear $790 Lanvin sneakers when serving food to the truly needy and very poor.
    It makes you seem out of touch……

  • Lord Love a Duck

    @Can’tGetEnough: So good to see you and hope you are well. They fixed the goof. WOW some pictures I hadn’t seen before.

  • Thin White Duchess

    Hey ya’ll! been gone a long time whats I miss?

  • @The truth is ALWAYS out there

    Your pathetic little webpage about facial similarities between Gerry and you, excuse me, I mean your f r i e n d was posted over a year ago, and you know where.

  • Prancing Pony

    Mary’s Meals are an amazing charity doing incredible work and making a huge difference to many, many communities.

    So glad JJ posted this story (eventually…) it’s worth telling! :)))
    Great photos too. :)

  • Prancing Pony

    @Thin White Duchess: Hi there! Welcome back. :)

  • NYC

    Those children are so beautiful. How can you mock or knock Gerry Butler for helping these kids? Sick!
    I will certainly donate to Mary’s Meals. What a great cause.
    Thank you Gerry for getting the message out there.
    Fantastic.

  • Tasty

    @jane:

    You pointing out the price of his sneakers doesn’t mean he’s out of touch with difficulties faced by those he is visiting (you just highlighted that he can afford expensive stuff).

    His attire was minimal and low-key.

    He wore sneakers. That’s adequate footwear for the environment.

    It’s highly doubtful the people he visited would be judging him by labels of his clothing.

    Also doubtful people looking at Mary’s Meals media releases would be judging him by the labels of his clothes.

    You might be one of the few people who want to steer focus away from charity work to judging people by the clothes they wear.

  • Thin White Duchess

    He still looks tired!!!! Why isn’t he working yet!!! I can’t believe he doesn’t have a job it’s been months!!!!!!

  • Nicole

    He was in Liberia with Freddie! He has loyal friends, like Freddie. I think a huge amount of photos did Freddie. He has a professional camera in his hands.
    http://www.justjared.com/photo-gallery/3030645/gerard-butler-visits-liberia-with-marys-meals-all-the-photos-113/fullsize/

  • Thin White Duchess

    Barely back and already some one is high jacking me!!!!! I think he looks exceptionally wonderful……@Prancing Pony: Hey there!!!! Thanks for the welcome back!!!!!

  • So Long Covey!

    It looks like covey wont be back. Covey posted a farewell on the other board.

  • Thin White Duchess

    When will Gerry come out?!!!!! If he’s with Freddy then where are all the women!!!! Why hasn’t Gerry been with any women lately!!!! Is he gay or ???!!!!! I don’t know just asking!!!!!

  • Thin White Duchess

    #22 Is so not me!!!!! I know Gerry’s not gay……And as far as the other girls, only hopes he finds the right one!!!!! Not gonna freak out if he isn’t with a girl, not assuming he’s with every girl he is pictured with…….

  • Prancing Pony

    @Thin White Duchess: Hey, you don’t sound like yourself…hmmm, I wonder why…why don’t you tell us TWD’s riddle and confirm you’re not a troll?

  • Prancing Pony

    @Thin White Duchess: #20 and #23 sorry, just saw these posts…my post #24 relates to #18 and #22. :(

  • Prancing Pony

    @Nicole: Well spotted! :)
    @NYC: Nice post. :)

  • Thin White Duchess

    @Prancing Pony: I’m just glad you remember my riddle!!!!

  • JS

    Well JJ has finally gotten round to the fact that Gerry was in Liberia with Mary’s Meals. Better late than never I suppose.

  • JS

    @Keyvani’s Kathryn: You have a very nasty mind.

  • Christy

    @NYC:

    On December 23 I made a 40.00 donation for Mary’s Meals in honor of Gerry

  • JS

    @jane: He’s been out in Liberia helping to promote a very worthwhile charity and all you can do is criticise him for what he’s wearing on his feet.

  • jane

    @Tasty:

    Tasty, the pics are PR for the charity and wearing designer footwear, sunglasses and clothing makes him look out of touch. Maybe people in Liberia don’t know what he has on, but people who view the pics might. That was my point. It’s all about the pictures, not about his charity work.

    Kudos for his charity work.

  • JS

    @Christy: That was very kind of you. My husband’s cousin told me that this Christmas the Crib offering at her church was for Mary’s Meals.

  • gg

    @JS:

    Who cares? nice spamming…….
    get a diary.

  • JS

    @gg: What are you talking about?

  • http://www.pinterest.com/paisleygreene/gerard-butler-is-larger-than-life/ Paisley Greene

    Glad to see JJ finally reporting on this as it happened a month ago. Gerry adores kids and gets so much joy from supporting charitable and humanitarian causes like this. It’s as obvious as the huge, carefree smile on his face. As for those commenters who insist on turning every Gerry thread into a mud-slinging critique about his career, love life or appearance, just for once can’t you cut the man a break? He did a wonderful thing with this trip by drawing attention to Mary’s Meals but he’s damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t, isn’t he? Haters “just gonna hate.”

  • she

    I wonder what happened to Teacher Man project?

  • Tasty

    @jane:

    Even if people recognise Gerry was wearing expensive shoes in those shots, it would be a pretty mean spirited soul to call him out on it since his footwear (is his choice) was not ostentatious. Nothing about his outfits screamed flashy or disrespectful.

    He kept it very simple.

    It appears all you wanted to point out was that you know something about expensive sneakers.

  • observer

    They waited until the Golden Globes to pop out these photos so Gerry wouldn’t get lost in all the award news though he will anyway.

  • sorry but …

    I actually respected the fact that Gerry wasn’t trumpeting his horn and trying to milk the Liberia visit for good PR for himself. Keeping it low key and letting the charity take the lead on speaking about it seemed like the right thing to do. It was the classy move. It’s a shame his people decided to too leak over a hundred photos like this and make the story all about Gerry. There’s too much of Gerry’s ego in this photo leak.
    .
    The Daily Mail got the story, too. Surprise, surprise. JJ and DM are usually Gerry’s go-to sites when he wants PR.

  • Bonnie

    @sorry but …: I have to agree with you.
    All the other posts using Bonnie UK moniker have not been me.
    First I have had a chance to pop on here since before Xmas.

  • I concur

    @sorry but …: I agree totally – what a shame that a low key visit now has to fill the PR gap. I suppose that in award season that he has got to make some presence – but a shame to use the liberia trip as a JJ stunt. poor taste Team GB!

  • http://gerard-butler-visits-liberia-with-marys-meals/comment-page-2 CHOLITA

    sigue adelante mi amorcito……un gran besote para ti……..chauuu!!!…..

  • Di Chotomy

    How many kids do you think one Dubuis watch would feed in a year?

  • Actually

    @sorry but …: “The Daily Mail got the story, too. Surprise, surprise. JJ and DM are usually Gerry’s go-to sites when he wants PR.” Your missing something, primarily the point. While on the surface this looks like PR, it’s a means of bringing attention to Mary’s Meals. If you want to PR for the good work you do, and help to continue doing good; get a celebrity to take interest. Personally I have never heard of Mary’s Meals until the new with Gerard broke. Sometimes organizations like this will get over looked by the media, because they are looking for a more sensational story for their ratings i.e. Kanye Wests assault charges. This is not PR for Gerard to make him look good, this is PR for Mary’s Meals to assure they get resources needed to continue their work.

  • Tuesday Morning

    I’m sure Gerry’s wardrobe is mostly high end stuff that either he purchased or got free. I don’t expect the guy to do a walmart run to pick clothes to wear to Liberia. I would have never known the cost of his shoes and it amazes me that someone here does then have the nerve to blame him for wearing them. If you’re paying that close attention to the man’s wardrobe, you really need to get a life!

    @Keyvani’s Kathryn: You are a nasty twwwaat!

  • Tuesday Morning

    @Di Chotomy: Probably not as much as Gerry has already given in time and money. How much did you give??

  • Tuesday Morning

    @Keyvani’s Kathryn: Although I’m doubtful that you do, I hope you are not allowed anywhere near any kids with your creepy mind! And I’ll bet if you are, it’s because you’re a pedo. They always finds jobs to be around kids.

  • http://yahoo lizzie

    There comes a time when a publicity-seeking celebrity becomes just pathetic and Butler has reached this point. I know his fans will attack my post, but as a person who’s seen his movies and enjoyed most of them, I’m not attacking the man, making an observation. There are many actors/musicians/ athletes who give large amounts to charities, but they don’t feel the need to publicize it. This is called ‘class’.

  • in my opinion

    Let me just say I think this is a wonderful organization. It does a huge amount of good. And like any charity, they need some high-profile PR to bring in the money, because there is a lot of competition for charity contributions.
    But these pictures make me cringe. It’s all Gerry, all the time. It’s Gerry overload. Yes, he is adorable with kids, always has been. But where are the people doing the heavy lifting – the staff who are the day-to-day backbone of this organization? I watched the video, and he’s very cute playing with the kids, and serving up food. But clumsily teaching them addition? Even the kids looked embarrassed. Sit down, Gerry.
    There is a line between lending your presence to a worthy cause, and using it to shamelessly promote yourself. This, in my opinion, screams self-serving PR. Sometimes he is as subtle as a used-car dealer.

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